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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Feb 16, 2009 9:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: BY NATURE: The Grateful Dead were like NO OTHER

the Jam in '79, on the same night that Bill Graham had another show at the theatre 'round the corner, a two-ticket double-header sure-fire in Oakland, CA - the second show with Roxy Music, the Manifesto Tour.


That for me was a real close call for a life-changing show..
I actually went and got a job a few days later!

But seeing Blondie and The Nuns in '77 - at The Old Waldorf, my first new wave - punk show - that WAS a life-changer...

I escaped my flower child roots and slipped into the next youth rebellion...
anyway, for more juicy details - here's my blog page on all the shows I ever went to that mattered:

http://beat-pop.blogspot.com/2005/01/super-list-all-shows-attended.html

This post was modified by cream-puff-war on 2009-02-16 17:14:18

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Poster: wineland Date: Feb 17, 2009 6:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: BY NATURE: The Grateful Dead were like NO OTHER

On the blog you write, "Grateful Dead/Miles Davis Quintet 1970 FW -my first live show"

No sense testing the live music waters, just jump in balz first.

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Feb 22, 2009 6:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: BY NATURE: The Grateful Dead were like NO OTHER

that 1st show, for me, was indeed a baptism by fire.

Sure, in hindsight I wish I had started going to live shows in '66 - I was old enough, at 14, to roam around the City (SF) on my own, with just enough money of my own to go to the Avalon (all ages).

By early '69 I was collecting Crumb underground comix, ZAP and all those things but wasn't getting stoned or going all the way yet - not 'til early '70.

After breaking those barriers, live shows was a foregone eventuality.

If I had waited another year ot two to see the Grateful Dead, speaking for myself and my tastes here, it's unlikely I'd be writing this here and now -
my love and respect for them as a live act stems from the GD shows I saw in 1970.

I appreciate what they've done since 1970, and I've learned from the archive material that I enjoy pre'70 GD even more than the shows relating to my 1st times seeing them live...

What I'm trying to say is, waste not another chance to see them (Dead '09) or any fine musicians play live - there's no time like
the present, to be alive!

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Poster: wineland Date: Feb 22, 2009 8:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: BY NATURE: The Grateful Dead were like NO OTHER

I couldn't agree more. See live music, even if your buddy says they just learned of a good new band. My wife and I have seen some great bluegrass, the new style being jamgrass. Tombone Shorty was just in town doing the Portland Jazz Festival. Go see this master of jazz if he comes within a few hundreds of miles of your town. Being born the year you first started seeing them brings on the realization that the new is as vibrant as the tried and true. Great recollection you provide for us. I just listened to 5/14/70 today and thoroughly enjoyed it. Next up was Ween and dug it too. Love and live music.

wineland

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 16, 2009 1:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: BY NATURE: The Grateful Dead were like NO OTHER

CPW, it won't be the same, but Paul Weller is going to be at The Warfield in April. Should be great - saw him a handful of years ago in Prague and he was great. Talk about a criminally underrated artist.

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Feb 22, 2009 5:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: BY NATURE: The Grateful Dead were like NO OTHER

thx for the hedz up, bluedev - might weller be worth going!

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